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CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 4:45pm EST
juices met who created more minutes than. many new religions are created, but they don't survive after the death of the charismatic leader because there's no person to follow a period david miscarriage save scientology. they saved it from the mistakes hubbard made. 1993 -day-old billion dollars for at the time. at the time, we at $129 million. they've decided we have to get our tax exemption. saturday go about it? been launched 2400 lawsuit against the irs and individual agents. they hired private detectives to go around to conferences where they trail people and find out who's drinking too much, who was sleeping around to publish articles in the magazines about this and pass them the steps of 1111 constitution avenue, which is headquarters of the irs. they intimidated the irs. now whatever the merits of their case, those were the facts that surrounded their getting a tax exemption. it was -- you know, i just said they owed a billion dollars. the irs prime and $12 million did they forget the billion dollars. they gave them the authority to decide on their own which parts of the c
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 8:45pm EST
religion. insofar as the present is the product of the past, any adequate historical accounts must be able to pay attention to antics lang all of these claims. the modern liberal institutions variously characteristic of all contemporary western states permit this ideological heterogeneity through the legal and political protection of individual citizens to believe and live as they please so long as they obey the established laws. so that is what needs to be accounted for. these institutions in the ideologicideologic al heterogeneity that they bring. the book's explanation of how the past became the present question says mark mentions many widely held assumptions. the reason is simple. typical narratives, common conceptions of change over time and ordinary historical methodologies cannot answer the book central question. they fail to do justice to the full range of moral and metaphysical commitment encompassed under the first-person plural, we. when it is used inclusively have all present-day europeans and the americans. who are we? we should not underestimate the importance of this questio
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 7:30pm EST
that? >> well i think institutional religion across the board has suffered in recent decades. but i think what's amazing and inspiring about this new pope is, you know, he's really breathing new life into the catholic conversation in a way we haven't seen in quite some time. i think his emphasis on personal humility, is connecting with people in their hearts in a way we haven't seen in quite some time. >> father john what is this pope francis effect? how would you explain it? >> i think at the time he was elected and announced at the loggia at st. peter's he seemed very shy and he is truly a charismatic figure. somebody in francis he doesn't just talk about the faith, he truly lives it. you see the things that have gone viral, when he goes and he embraces a man who is disfigured from an illness that causes boils, when he stands with a young boy, it's almost like jesus would let the children come to me. those things go viral and i think it sends a message that this pope is really someone who talks about jesus christ and acts like jesus christ. and there's an attraction and power to t
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:15am EST
page about christians. we are in favor of the freedom of religion which is something we support. i think the more information you get the more you find out there are -- [inaudible] myths out there about the aclu -- my book is about people not only terrorists not only about them but us. now peter was asking before about the impact of some of these surveillance provisions and so forth. i was talking about how it gives us less privacy under the fourth amendment. it's not just the fourth amendment. it's also, you know, you talk about freedom of religion. that's about the first amendment. and my concern is that we're losing a lot of first amendment rights in term of freedom of speech, association, and of religion. so the freedom of religion if the government went after muslim charities right after 9/11. there were a lot of charities shut don -- down or doing badly. even though there was no evidence doing anything wrong. this that harms the first amendment. a study publish a week ago -- they did a survey of their members, the journalists and writers members of it. and what they found was
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
against religion? is that what it is? did they have a bad experience with organized religion? is it bitterness? >> well, i don't want to psycho analyze atheist activists who do prioritize that, but what i will say is that i think that the separation of church and state is in place to insure that the government does not privilege one religion over any other. it does not endorse any one religion over any other. so, my feeling on christmas displays in public spaces, in public schools is that if those are there, there should be displays for many different religions and many nonreligious -- >> i don't think many people have a beef with that. i don't think -- not in my crew. >> no -- >> nobody has a beef with that. >> i would hope not, yeah. yeah, exactly. >> i mean, we don't like, we don't like -- >> i mean, look -- >> i have to amend this. there are two things that have come up, one in the capital of washington state, in olympia. there were some atheist groups who said if you have a christmas tree, i'm going to put up an obnoxious sign saying all believers are morons or something like t
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am PST
, when politics and religion collide. >> i'm not ashamed to say that i believe in god and i believe until his word. this is my compass, my north star. >> the national republican senate committee criticizing arkansas's senator, democrat mark pryor, for that new ad campaign, but it's pryor's republican opponent who's coming to his defense. we'll talk about this ad with first read. vo: it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare since i've been using crest pro-health, i've noticed a huge improvement. [ male announcer ] go pro. for a clean that's up to four times better, try these crest pro-health products together. the toothpaste is really awesome. it cleans a lot. [ male announcer ] crest pro-health protects not just some, but all these areas dentists check most. t
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am PST
over the world because it did remind us that freedom of religion is something capital the life of every single person. jewish people we suffered so much within a half thousand years or so and we know what it means to be able to meet routes and to the region. so the seas bees to honey is the message of freedom of religion of respect of peace. and this is not less is this the message of the jewish people and for us it's important. in belgium and over the world to celebrate and to shuttle the olympic all around us we don't celebrate the military victory recently delights. if i'd like to cast the darkness is the message. and i could use monica to connect with the non jewish community as well. as i mentioned before the message all of respect an idea underlying speech before when on to become a kimono but i don't want tolerance and respect and this message of respect to something. the most important thing in life. and this is the message that i would have to teach our children the children in the schools. universal message everybody has to make sure that someone has to respect the other
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
that one. folks, here's the truth. caring for the poor that people of all religions care about. it's not about christians or non-christians or democrats or republicans. it's about doing the right thing for those who need help the most. joining me now are joe madison and bill press. thank you both for being here. so joe, now instead of asking what would jesus do, they're asking what would jesus cut when it comes to the safety net. >> i don't know how to begin except to tell you it's not only in reference to christianity, but i don't think there's a religion on the planet that would do what would be considered the gospel according to what, bill o'reilly? the dwos pell means good news. good news for the rich, bad news for the poor. >> one of the things that kind of got me is he went way out there last night. he repeated another right wing smear against the poor. listen to this. >> some of the people who don't have enough to eat, it's their fault they don't have enough to eat. you're asking people who may be struggling themselves to put food on the table to give their tax money to you, a
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
ideology of islamism is an entirely different thing than the religion of islam which is practiced by so many people in some way different ways more than a billion people in the world. but i think this misunderstanding of the nature of the threat of the ideology of islamism the human rights of muslim heritage themselves persist today. i would argue and see this at the moment in the press coverage of what is happening in countries like egypt. doing this kind of work on the front lines without international support, without international comprehension of the challenge that you face is an incredibly lon lonely endeav. i have seen this firsthand. as a lawyer told me back in december 2012, at a time when entire northern half of her country was under jihadists occupation, she said international solidarity is very helpful. when you live such a crisis alone, it is much more difficult to bear. what my book is really about is trying to break this wall of loneliness and silenced by connecting the people who are doing these struggles on the ground, the people around the world who stand for similar v
SFGTV2
Dec 3, 2013 1:30am PST
and released. no lawyer in that process. every religion that i'm familiar with teaches that things like that are not the right way to go and we do have public officials who are happy to mention their own religion and i get a kick out of it and check their voting record because on this issue and on your issue, they are part of the problem. who are they? they are your friends. they are the people you like. they like environmental things, other things. these things i tried to talk to them and so have others much more powerful than i am. he was in mexico for 3 months. he had a mental breakdown. he thought he was dead. to check if he was dead he stepped out in front of a trick and the truck missed him. and his mother went day in and day out to check the bodies in tijuana and finally he wondered back and finally the lawyers at a c l u, made a case t . the government was unrepent ant. the best way to do is go to the place and look at the people and be a voice coming out as best you can and say this is what i saw and on the 5th floor, some of them well-dressed people i mentioned in my stat
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 11:40pm EST
he was a little boy but changed his life in terms of faith and religion. deeply religious. and yet, he was completely devastated by this event. he felt like nothing. he felt like if he could be hunted down like an animal, if he could see his friend getting killed, it's like he couldn't understand it, he couldn't compute. but the last time i saw him, he was in a relationship. he had a child, the person he was with had several children, say he was a stepdad, and he seemed if not happy but in a better place than when i met him. so you know, time heals sometimes and people move on. >> if one could assume that if thithishappens in other places,- speeto. >> one thing i found while reporting this book -- there was so much i didn't know. writing a book is like getting a phd. one thing i found out is [inaudible] a hate crime against latinos lately historically. we have a pretty -- it's in the book. there is a chapter on that. we have a history in terms of hate crimes and we just don't know about it. there's some pretty horrific hate crimes that have taken place in other cities and states. n
LINKTV
Dec 9, 2013 5:30am PST
our religion. it makes no sense to put a monetary value on something that is so religious to a people. >> the ngo representing tribal rights, survival international, is defending the hope because -- hopi cause in france. it says such sales are shameful. >> we propose a very narrow definition of what should not be sold. not every art object belonging to primitive tribes, not all religious objects. here, the tribe sees the masks as almost alive. they use them. they belong to the tribe collectively. >> among activists supporting the hopi cause is robert redford , who says any auction of the masks is a criminal gesture. >> rio de janeiro has held its first mass gay wedding. 100 couples said i do on sunday. some couples wore traditional attire, others jeans. they were all united in their cheer that erupted when the judge announced them married. us in the from newsroom. we will have more headlines coming up in just over 15 minutes. >> in football, monaco have moved into second in the french league after a narrow win. monaco stays 2 points in time paris danger man -- 2 points behind p
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am EST
freemasonry. >> it's a religion? >> no. it's false. >> true or false, masons were behind the american revolution? >> false. false. >> what about on the dollar bill the pyramid, that's masonic, right? >> everybody says -- in fact it's a common place in the ancient century. >> true, free mase sons laid the cornerstone of america well at least some of it's most iconic structures. what is freemasonry? >> simply put the oldest and largest fraternity. it's membership of who's who of world history. george washington, benjamin franklin, winston churchill, mozart, franklin radios vealed. henry ford, john wayne, even colonel sanders. if you want to be a mason you can petition a local lodge for membership. you'll need to demonstrate good characters and belief in some sort of supreme being. oh, in almost all lodges, it's men only. next you're up for a vote from grand master james sullivan. >> the lodge votes to accept you then you have the three degree, is that you go through. >> once you earn the third degree, yes, that's where the phrase comes from, you can join any number of masonic off shoot.
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
. maybe red. nothing about christmas these days is such a secular religion to people. it's not. there's nothing about the birth of jesus at this holiday party and any kid that's telling his friend about the three wise men, has no friends. it's not his friends it's himself. >> i got nothing to say about this. this is racial. >> i was going to ask you if this is political correctness gone amuck. i was thinking should it be run amuck, so i decided not to ask it. >> we live in a country where the christmas colors are as dan dangerous as the ones gang bangers use. what's my point? >> the font is too small. >> i blame the teachers that go along with this. they don't want to hurt anybody's feelings. >> they whisper it on national tv. nobody is going to see this. >> you know what i ean? they're afraid of being sued by the aclu. call their bluff. i got on plane. he's reading out of book. ban his hat. >> why does that make you uncomfortable? >> because, i don't know. did they hurt you? he's praying away meaning he knows something about the plane that i don't. >> where did we end up with jews in p
FOX News
Dec 10, 2013 11:00am PST
noç lower than your religions. >> remember this moment? >> christmas went to buy a doll for my son. i reached forç the last one th had. but so did another man. i realized there had to be another way. it was destroyed but out of ta] a new holiday was born. afestivus for the rest of us. >> the episode. explaining the originç of fake holiday. a six foot poll made of empty beer cans. it is part of a protest against aç nativity scene on display there. why do i have to drive around it is çnuts. >> remember a couple of years ago they said they could not want the saint patty's day parade. weç don't want to have the cla out there on martin luther king day and we shouldn't have people out there readyç to bash krish yanity. >> but i will say that i have no problem if they want to have a rationale display and argue for logic. because i think that faith has to be dal anbalanced with reaso. but why with beef canrç cans. >> david, why is it always on december 25th, if yyou did it i july no one would care. >> the season doesn't belongç christianity. they stole the season from the s
Comedy Central
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
religion and it's not theirs. >> well, there's things we can do about that to i guess lessen that offense. we can do that in the personal life. in my family we have the menorah out through december on our cich en take. i want to teach my children about the jewish faith. >> jon: quick word to the palin kids, while i appreciate the gesture, jews don't actually just leave a menorah out for the month of december. [cheers and applause] like a knickknack in a curio case. goes in the window and only put it there for eight days. palin kids this is not a menorah. now, there's got to be someone who can defend christmas with a little more authority. over the years we've taken on the role of protecting the federal holiday of christmas. >> jon: even though it's in in any way threatened. i'll bite. tell me why this year it's especially egregious to use the phrase happy holidays. >> what is interesting this year is hanukkah is over on thursday so there are no more holidays between then and christmas day. >> jon: damn you, o'reilly. [ laughter ] we've within checkmated. without hanukkah we have n
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am EST
political parties based on religi religion. the draft will go to a referendum. if ratified, elections will take place. tell us more about the controversial constitution. >> what's new this morning to many egyptians is the fact this it seems there'll be a change to the roadmap that the military government put forward. earlier we have been hearing that first the constitution will be drafted and it will be put to a referendum. if approved there'll be parliamenty elections and presidential elections. in the draft resolution, it seems it's not clear. it's left to the president to decide if presidential elections will be held before parliamentary elections or at the same time. many see there's some room left for general abdul fatah al-sisi to run for the presidency and win it before the parliamentary elections to strengthen his hold on power. he is the person running the country, and they oppose that. >> any idea how this is likely to play out on the streets. on sunday there was more access in tahir square. >> well, the government and the military are trying very hard to rally many people as pos
PBS
Dec 7, 2013 7:30am PST
more extremist views. a new religion again goes to latch on to the news that religion is an excuse for extremists in congo where to put this in part that was clear evidence that there are bargains to be radicalized i'm forced to join direct causation all yum with a wonderful christmas who then can become extremists as well. aids treatments was ultimately released from behind these moles back into society. some will load pc and brave man pink plastic erupted between police and students who are marking the fifth round of the three of the clay completion to the teenager also says he stayed and had this bright and stronger nice to quell the price of youngsters who don't have coupons and said it was the lines at least ten people were arrested and dozens more to hang. the poses and applying ice to present my hammock dorsey have clashed in several cities across the tip of the cd to use the gas to disperse demonstrations. dozens of the rest of the night the unrest comes despite the government costume you'll find groups of more than ten people gathering on the streets. police have detained
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am PST
religious tyranny, i think that's kind of sad. >> sarah, our resident religion expert at the table, you have a religious unpopular -- >> i have a related unpopular opinion to sahil's, which is that politicians should stop talking about religion, god and the bible. >> so -- >> people would be less -- public polly would icy would be less on -- >> why is in no safe zone in politics? >> 20% of the american public is not affiliated with a particular religion. there is a smaller segment of those who are atheist than agnostic. still, as he points out, it is kind of amazing that given the rise in the number of american atheists and nonbelievers there is not a single one in the u.s. congress and that it would be poison to run and openly declare you're an atheist. look at mark pryor's ad where he talked about the bible and he doesn't have all the answers, only god has all the answers. it is, like, well, if you don't have answers, why are you running for office? >> but flip it around, though. there has to be some -- to an elected official who sincerely believes in higher power, practices thei
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 4:00am EST
africa's diplomatic policy into the future. >> we can expect nothing left. religion was not something that he spoke a lot about. what do you think this tells us about him and the messages again? once again i didn't quite get the question. i think what you were talking about is at the end of this service, it's an interesting clue as to nelson mandela the man. the one thing that he refused to discuss throughout his lifetime was religion, he said that is something between himself and god. we see on the list of speakers a man that will be speaking, making final prayers is the south african, the head of the world council or general secretary of the world council of methodist churches, a nelson mandela list that a methodist minister, the religion in which he grew up and very privately practised throughout his life is the man that will say the final prayers at his memorial service. >> there'll be a tribute by andrew malagandi, part of the maloney trial that sealed the fate of nelson mandela. it really shows the journey that nelson mandela and those who were accused have been on. andrew blangeni i
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am PST
mandela in the realm of religion and outside of religion. thank you, robin. >>> now i don't know if you heard about this south carolina sheriff who is defying president obama's order to lower the american flag to honor nelson mandela until sunset tomorrow. we're talking about the sheriff rick clark who says he doesn't think it's right. >> the show of sign of respect for what nelson mandela has done. i have no problem with lowering it in south africa and our country, but it is our people who sacrifice for our country. >> while has rare for a u.s. president to order flags lowered for a nonu.s. citizen, it has happened. george bush did it for pope john paul ii and bill clinton did it for yitzhak rabin. president johnson lowered flags for winston churchill. >>> still to come on "new day," last night florida state didn't just beat duke, who did you pick in that game? >> let's not talk about that. >> they crushed duke. check out the quarterback there. hurdling over the defense for the touchdown en route to victory. highlights, upsets from all of saturday's big games. that's coming up. >>> plu
PBS
Dec 7, 2013 8:00pm PST
it that's tracks some odd january of this nelson on. a new religion you get those who've left home to use that religion is an excuse for extremists. that would be a concern but that was clear evidence that there are bargains to be radicalized i'm forced to join direct causation will be on a full report christmas who then can become extremists as well evidence for the prison open sissy name stays put the as are necessary he said not finding pellets as having shelved and then they say its length and gangs have grey and in how and influence in jail to leave the country and the prison open to safety a sniff confronts that they target vulnerable new arrivals that can touch it and that the islamists that already being forced into more extremist views. he speaks some christmas in the italian law enjoyed the benefits. all done it again if i'm a self all heart on that had just the same as the pa for a kind of trip atonement for protection how dumb it because i'm cool with extremists who was ultimately released from behind these moles back into society. it's been three weeks now since the air c
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
culprits seeking to diminish christmas, the american civil liberties union, the freedom from religion foundation, and the american humanist association. the most aggressive is the freedom from religion foundation, which routinely threatens to sue small towns and school districts if they dare utter the word christmas or allow choirs to sing carols in public schools. the irony is that nobody's bothering the atheists. they are free to celebrate whatever they want to celebrate. they're free not to believe, and they are free to snicker at anybody who does believe. that's not good enough for these people. they want to banish any mention of jesus in the public square. they are the oppressors. the christmas spirit people are just upholding a nice tradition. so why are we allowing anti-christmas madness? polls showed 47% of americans show there is a war on christmas. 40% do not. 13% are confused. so once again this year, i will keep an eye on the situation. helping me is the alliance defending freedom organization based in scottsdale, arizona. they have been very successful in defending tradit
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
larger than self so you can lose yourself. lose yourself in religion, lose yourself in the pursuit of an obsession. to pursue to do something do something that's not about who i am. >> yes, i think the rescue what's that thing you throw out on a boat that's sir you can lar that says, the lifesaving, the when you throw that out, that rescues you. when it's not but. get your face and your head and your mind out of your own navel and pay attention to someone else. pay attention to your wife to your children to your coworker. when i'm working i work so hard to prepare for one reason, so that when i'm out there in front of the audience or in front of the camera with the other actor, that i can forget befering. milos foreman said to me one day when we were doing rag times years ago, he said mandy could coors, he said told me to hold the hat this way and i didn't and the tape was rolling and i stopped. he said what is the problem, what is the problem? i said well, you told me to do this and he told me to do this, he said mandy, everybody is going to tell you everything. listen them and then
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
one. i think ultimately it's a question of whether a personal interpretation of your religion would be the grounds for giving you asylum on the grounds of persecution. or whether it has to be a widespread one. for example, if germany had denied the family the ability to declare the godhood of christ, it would be no question that would be persecution of a christian on the grounds of his religion. the question of whether or not the belief that the family has, that to allow a child to go to public school is against the religion, because of the corrupt way or any religious way that that children are taught, is clearly a minority view, a personal view. and i'm extremely sympathetic with that family. and i wish it weren't being, you know, persecuted, having the threat of their children removed. but as a question of our principle of granting asylum, if the court takes it up, it's going to have to decide how widespread a belief has to be to actually be one that the united states would recognize persecution. otherwise there is a danger of a lot of personal interpretations, which it would hav
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
crackdown. >> and how a new gap ad is sparking a conversation about religion and sex. >> and our "covered california" volunteers are hard at work answering your healthcare questions. call them now at 888-5-helps-u. they're "pitched" as a healr alternative to cigarettes... but some bay area cities a't claims of e-cigar >>> the bay area city leading the charge on the crackdown on ecigarettes. they are pitched as a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes but some bay area cities are not buying the claims of ecigarette companies. our john ramos on a crackdown in the east bay. >> reporter: in the city of richmond, it's illegal to smoke cigarettes in any public place indoors or out or nearly anywhere elsewhere anyone else may take in the secondhand smoke but that didn't include the so-called new ecigarettes that deliver nicotine in a heated vapor form. >> the city every richmond has been a leader in trying to protect people in secondhand smoke and ecigarette smoke is still dangerous. not as bad as secondhand smoke but still bad. >> reporter: so at tuesday night's meeting they voted unanimou
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
didn't say nothing about religion. there's a woman in there. he beat those ministers. it's chilling how good he is. can he bring it back? can he bring back the love? >> well, you know -- >> i think it's there, myself. >> if obama had lost and if that could in some way have been blamed on the clintons even if he got the nomination and lost because they were insufficiently supported or something like that, i think there would be some lingering feelings. but he won. and he won again. and there's no reason to hold a grudge, i think. >> i like to be the sunshine guy around here, joy as you know. not going to be debbie downer in this world. i think one good thing is going to come out of this administration. it's going to be a mixed bag so far. it's been tough and he's done some great things. like health care. and i think the thing with encouraging equality of people with different orientation. women, a third of the supreme court are now women. stock market, if you're rich through the roof, you have a 401(k) through the roof. a lot of these are good. but i noticed this administration, the way
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm PST
tell you that the idea of catholic charities, the charity work that our religion and other religions, it's a common goal to help poor and sick people. most of the religious in our countries today run hospitals, orphanages. and the idea that we have too much inequality out there, saying capitalism is okay, being rich is fine, but you have to focus on the people that don't have a piece of the action. it's not like he was running the creed here at all. >> he was talking about the idolatry of money, which i thought was a wonderful line. he talked about the globalization of indifference. this is what you want with the whole world catholic or not. somebody that gets them to think about fundamental issues and that returns them to the kinds of things that jesus did say, you know, according to catholicism. so this is at the heart of modern ultra conservatism as represented be rush limbaugh. he said that the real evil is indifference as you just said so well. we'll be right back after this. >>> let me finish tonight with this, peek always ask me who i . for aveeno® positively radian
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 1:00am PST
. that was our religion to a certain extent. >> that was your religion. >> yeah. so now suddenly i had different interests and was moving in another direction. not that there was a falling out or they were mean to me or anything, just we started being interested in different things. >> as you went public with your beliefs, what was the reaction of your family? >> they were not very happy about it. i come from a very intellectual family, very liberal family that's, you know, my parents are professors, and they thought it was extremely odd and didn't like it very much. i remember tell mig mother i'm going to a bible study and she said, okay, and then she said, well, that's good, that's a nice education, you know, for literature and things like that. and i said, no, i believe it. and she sort of said, okay. >> the reactions to your piece and whether it surprised you. >> very positive. yeah, i was surprised. i got so many e-mails. i even heard from some of my friends who are atheists who were interested in it and appreciated it and were inspired by it. so, yeah, i was really welcome and a
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
religion in south africa. it's always been an entirely white religion up to that moment. nelson mandela, showing up for the final. we have video of nelson mandela on the field presenting the world cup to his captain, who himself was a child of apartheid. himself said he grew up thinking that black people were second class citizens. yet nelson mandela, when he walked into the pitch, changed south africa. listen to the welcome he got. >> all the teams -- >> 35,000 people in that stadium on that day, 99% of them white. started chanting, "nelson, nelson, nelson." and maintenance of those people are the same ones who believed he was rightfully imprisoned for so long. many called him a terrorist, and there they were chants his name. that more than anything was the moment that south africa changed. >> i know automatic the blogs are talking about what people used to say about mandela, the terms used for him. people's thoughts and attitudes have changed as they realize who that's guy is. >> certainly has. >> come over here with me. sharlene smythe is an authorized nelson mandela biographer and i
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
, no one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or background or religion. people must learn to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. "the washington post," a nation's healer is dead. the prisoner who became president, south african leader, was symbol of moral force. and in "time" protester, prisoner, peacemaker, nelson mandela, 1918-2013. joining me now for more on all of this is washington's -- joining me from washington is leela mcdowell, washington correspondent for arise tv, with nelson mandela when he was released from prison and i'm joined by ron allen who is leaving for south africa later this morning. thank you both for being here this morning. leela, i would like to start with you. you were a witness to history and had the privilege of meeting this iconic figure. what was that time like whe when mandela was released from prison and what was he like at that time in his life? >> it was a u forric time because it followed a long struggle, obviously, around t
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
skin or his background or his religion. people must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." the washington post, a nation's healer is dead. the prisoner who became president. south african leader was symbol of moral force. in "time magazine" protester, peace maker, nelson mandela 1918 to 2013. >>> south africa's former president was a man of powerful actions and words. here is he in his own words before the u.s. congress in 1990. >> let us keep our arms linked together so that we form a solid against racism. >>> this morning, u.s. and world leaders are reacting to the news of his death. >> he was a moral force the likes of which have not been seen. >> nobody has ever matched the incredible inspiration and humanity of melson mandela. >>> former president bill clinton released a statement, in part, saying, "mandela proved that there is freedom in forgiving and a big heart is better than a closed mind, and that life's real victories must be shared." former secretary of state hillar
LINKTV
Dec 4, 2013 5:30am PST
would prefer it to stay as a museum. and that is better. >> debate about the role of religion in a run-up of a test to a highly charged election. kicking off next march with local polls. the controversial plans to be a way for the turkish government to gain more support from ultraconservative muslim voters. >> one of the reasons why they want the sofia to become a mosque is it would be another blow to turkish secularism. two churches and other parts of turke
ABC
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
interviewers -- interferes with freedom upper arroyo -- of religion. >> congressman joe kennedy iii is joining a group demanding immigration reform through fasting. kennedy is one of six activists who will replace the current members of fast for families. the group has spent the last 22 days on them all consuming nothing but water and fruit juice. toy said they are too weak continue. >> concerns over voting equipment used in last month election in virginia. at a meeting in richmond, the state board of elections said equipment was outdated. said it charles judd more uniform process would make counting ballots more efficient. less than 24 hours after announcing his reelection campaign, d.c. mayor vincent gray's lashing out. this comes as the investigation into his 2010 campaign remains under federal investigation. sam ford is at the wilson building with more. is so upset. >> when the mayor announced yesterday he said it took him so long because he was waiting to see what the u.s. attorney was going to do. with that investigation going on and no end in sight, gray jumped into the race but
FOX
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> our religion is taught to share with the less fortunate. >> families say this is their first give a way. >>> bikers are helping children in the hospital. what they dropped off today at san francisco general hospital. >> reporter: dozens of harleys roared in the parking lot. every rider had a special delivery. they came bearing gifts. toys for the hospital's smallest patients. they dropped their donations under the tree. steve knows how much these toys mean. his son was hospitalized years back. >> he had a toy and i said where did you get that? he said the harley guys gave it to me. it touched my heart ♪. >> reporter: after 30 years it has become a tradition. the driving force is tom perkins who owns a dealership. the doctors here saved his life after a motorcycle crash. >> for a lot of them it may be the only one they get, and a hospital from experience is the worst place to be on christmas. >> reporter: these toys will do a lot of good. they will go to 500 children this holiday season. . >> a nice thing to see. >>> santa visits children with special needs. >>> the bay area -- how
LINKTV
Dec 10, 2013 5:30am PST
french, people are free to practice their religion, but an object is not off the market just because it is sacred it. >> some 24 these masks were auctioned on monday, selling quickly, fetching more than 200 and 50,000 euros. >> the world's chemical watchdog is to pick up this year's nobel peace prize in oslo right now. the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons has been slowly but surely destroying the world's most dangerous chemical stock tiles. hope is that they will be able to achieve disarmament. nobel prizes in literature and economics are also being awarded at the ceremony in stockholm. the prize itself consists of a metal, a diploma, and 8 million swedish crowns, 8 million euros. >> thank you so much, karen roberts. we have continuing coverage of the memorial service for nelson mandela going on now at the stadium. for two to going on three hours now. there you can see the vice president of china, one of several diplomatic heads of state to be speaking today. before that you heard an inspiring speech from the u.s. president, barack obama. sophie, thank you for joi
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
the religion of south africa, there has been so much to mull. -- tumult. catholic, what do you see for south africa as they try to move forward? this is a huge issue. >> nelson mandela was a huge, unifying figure. even in the last years of his life, he still helped people together. what will happen among these groups in the coming days and years will be critical. >> when you see south africa, do you perceive that religion still is front and center? i believe that he was in a methodist school coming out of the tribes way back. his religion still important there? >> i think that the anglican church still has a presence there. it can definitely play a role. >> part of the problem that they with his is within -- retreat from public life. politics has become much more better. much like america. much more tension and conflict. >> matt dowd is with us. michelle meyer, thank you for being with us. thank u so much for coming by on this historic day. let's do a forex report. we went conventional. markets are really moving. the euro is up. much more on "bloomberg surveillance." ♪ .. .. >> h
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 1:00am EST
and we have a great deal. we share the same religion, the same history. more importantly, we share the same geography. we are -- our neighbors, we have very similar interests. our interests cannot be divided. our security is i have did i have vise i believe. we have security for all of us or none of us will have security. these are firm commitments that iran will build its foreign policy upon and i believe we want to promote that type of thinking and mentality, not the remnants of cold war mentality of zero sum games. >> you know, sir, reality on the ground is different. when you talk to officials in this part of the world, particularly this part of the world, they will tell you, you know what? we have seen the iranians undermining sunnis in iraq. we have seen them promoting hezbollah in lebanon. they are totally -- we were totally proposed of this motion of maintaining a stable region. accusations? >> have they told you we have also supported a very sunn hammas moment? we have stood for unity with iraq, our relations with every group in iraq, including kurds who happen to be major
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am PST
important. i think of abraham, joshua, the great rabbi. he said you can sum up religion in one word, remember. and so we remember these stories. >> speaking of remembering, when is your christmas eve service. >> christmas eve of course at 7 o'clock. fairfield community united methodist church. you've been there quite a number of times. in fact you brought my mother on easter. i thought that was significant. >> seven o'clock on christmas eve. good time to be there. >> sunday mornings at 10:30. >> well, it's an easy drive up from the bay area. >> right. >> go there once -- one of the best preachers, one of the best preaches there is. thanks for having me on, ron. >> thank you. >> merry christmas to you. >> merry christmas to all of you. thank you for joining us. [son] all right,she has no idea. [man] no one told her,right? [son]hi! [mom screams] >>> and welcome to bay sunday, everybody. i'm your host. pardon the voice. we begin with our pitch. if you've got a show idea, we'd love to hear from you. go to our website, scroll down to bay sunday and hopefully we can all hook up. our first
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